Power outages and flooding in your home can create a range of concerns, from the immediate safety of your family to contamination of your food products and long-term impacts on your landscape. The following information can help residents deal with the impacts of short- and long-term power outages and flooding on their homes and property.
To speak with an MSU Extension food safety expert, call the food safety consumer hotline at 1-877-643-9882.
- What foods are safe to keep after a power outage?
- Learn how to safety install and operate a generator during power outages
- Don’t open the freezer if the power is out
- How safe is your food after a weather emergency?
- Keep cold food safe during a power outage
- Keeping a safe food supply during weather emergencies
- Food safety during and after a power outage: Keep it or toss it out?
- Food safety issues to consider after a flood
- Food safety during and after a flood
- Keeping food safe before and after a flood
- Cleaning up damaged trees after a windstorm
- My backyard is under water—should I be worried about my trees?
- Trees and flooding FAQs
- Winter power outages
- Will my turf recover from spring flooding?
- Protecting your septic system after a flood
- Should I be worried if flood waters reach my well?
- With flooding throughout Michigan, families must know how to protect themselves and their property
Flooding in and near the home
Published on May 20, 2020
Recent flooding has submerged communities and neighborhoods, and left many Michigan residents with unanswered questions.